September 4, 2017 2:21 pm
Updated: September 4, 2017 9:28 pm

New York State to sue Donald Trump to protect immigrants who came to U.S. as children

A map of Mexico as it was in 1794 is displayed as young immigrants and their supporters rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017.

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
A A

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state’s attorney general on Monday vowed to sue President Donald Trump if he scraps a program shielding from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.

WATCH: ‘We love the dreamers’: Trump expected to decide fate of immigrant children soon

Reuters reported Trump plans to announce on Tuesday he will end the program but will give the U.S. Congress six months to craft legislation to replace it, citing sources familiar with the situation said.

READ MORE: Donald Trump to halt protection for ‘Dreamers,’ delay enforcement by 6 months

Cuomo said “the president’s action would upend the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people who have only ever called America their home.”

© 2017 Reuters

Report an error

Comments

Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.